World’s Largest Recorded Venison Haggis comes to Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market

By | Sep 1, 2010

Saturday 4th September is the second annual ‘Eat Scottish Venison’ Day. To mark this event Fletchers of Auchtermuchty, Scotland’s longest established deer farm and venison retailer will be creating the largest recorded Venison Haggis.

This Seriously Good Haggis can be seen and sampled at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market on Saturday 4th.  Each Saturday for six months Fletchers have been serving hot venison haggis at the market with great success. (NB: venison haggis predates sheep haggis and has to be one of the best expressions of authentic Scottish food.)

Fletchers won the coveted Good Housekeeping/Slow Food Award this year for Best Small Meat Producer in the UK. They supply all their range of venison cuts including the haggis through farmers’ markets in Edinburgh, Perth and Fife as well as from their farm shop in Auchtermuchty. Fletchers also provide a mail order service throughout Britain.

Dr John Fletcher points out that: ‘Because people have been eating venison for much longer than the meat of domestic animals they have evolved to assimilate this low fat meat and all its constituents. If venison was to become our staple meat there would be much less obesity, diabetes, heart disease and iron deficiency as well as a reduction in many cancers’.

For more information, recipes or photographs, or to order venison to be delivered to your home, visit our website at

Editor: Apparently a refusal by the Scottish government to support long established Scottish deer farmers has created a shortage of Scottish venison in the marketplace and much venison in our supermarkets originates from either New Zealand, Ireland or England.

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